ebook: Recollections

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Recollections,' David Christie Murray offers an introspective journey through a myriad of personal experiences that shaped his noteworthy career as a writer and journalist. This autobiographical masterpiece is intricately woven with Murray's charming prose, seamlessly integrating photogravure portraits and reproductions of original letters from eminent contemporaries such as George Meredith and Robert Louis Stevenson. The literary elegance of this piece serves as a mirror reflecting the late Victorian period's cultural and literary ethos, providing a candid look into the life and times of a once-prominent figure within the literary circles of the day.

David Christie Murray, born in 1847, was a British journalist and author, who, with this compendium of his life's memories, pens down a vivid account that transcends mere storytelling. The inclusion of personal correspondence in 'Recollections' suggests a network of intellectual camaraderie and influence, offering a glimpse into the intellectual fabric from which his narrative craft was spun. This literary endeavor may have been a form of self-reflection or a legacy gracefully laid out for posterity, tracing the inspiration behind Murray's numerous novels which dovetail his journalistic pursuits.

'Recollections' will not only appeal to those interested in the biographies of literary figures but also readers who savor the blend of literary finesse with historical insight. This work is a tribute to the human spirit's resilience, chronicling the struggles and triumphs of an individual whose words once captured the imagination of the late 19th-century audience. The book stands as an invitation to explore the vibrant landscape of Victorian literature and is recommended for those seeking to understand the broader socio-literary discourses of the era through the intimate lens of one man's life experiences.

About the Author

David Christie Murray (1847–1907) was an English journalist and writer, known for his prolific contribution to Victorian literature and for his work as a war correspondent. Throughout his life, he penned more than forty novels and numerous short stories, showcasing his keen observation and witticism in depicting contemporary life and society. Murray's distinguished career began in journalism but quickly transitioned into novel writing with a focus on realism and psychological insight that characterized much of his literary output. His autobiography, 'Recollections,' provides a candid look into his experiences and the evolution of his writerly perspective. Murray's fiction often delved into the varied social strata of his times, interweaving tales of ordinary people with the complexities of their moral landscapes. His narrative style, while adhering to the realist traditions of the day, also embraced elements of melodrama and adventure, which helped secure his popularity among his contemporaries. As an author, David Christie Murray remains a significant figure among 19th-century English writers, reflecting the concerns and attitudes of his era through his extensive and diverse body of work.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 199 Pages

Filesize: 1017.4 KB

ISBN: 8596547339205